Posted on September 14, 2016 by Envirothink
Australia’s famed hardwood tree – the Eucalyptus obliqua – could be spared in favor of 3Wood
Waste is a terrible thing, particularly when it comes to the use of hardwood trees. The World Wildlife Fund says that about 46-58 thousand square miles of forest are lost each year. That’s a huge amount of carbon released into the atmosphere from deforestation.
David Lewis, Australia’s Flinders Centre for NanoScale Science & Technology (CNST) Director and co-developer, says “if you take a big tree, only a small percentage of that becomes hardwood; the rest is chipped and burned.”
But there’s hope on the horizon.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: 3RT, 3Wood, deforestation, environmentally-friendly, forests, innovation, technology, waste | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 17, 2016 by Envirothink
This blog was founded on the premise that people want to know more about green – green living, environmental issues, innovative solutions that creative minds have come up with regarding climate change issues and more. And hopefully it’s lived up to you the reader’s expectations in that regard.
I read a great article by journalist Chelsea Harvey detailing a new study showing that consumers would purchase more green, eco-friendly products and services if only they were given the options on how and/or where to do it. This included things from purchasing carbon offsets – how many of us really know how to do that? – to products that have the lowest carbon output of greenhouse gas emissions.
Filed under: Green issues unmasked | Tagged: carbon footprint, consumer behavior, environmentally-friendly, green, green lifestyles, informed consumers, Steven Isley | 1 Comment »
Posted on August 10, 2015 by Envirothink
With wildfires raging all the way up and down the West Coast, firefighters welcome every advantage they can get to successfully bring conflagrations under control. In 2008, I profiled a then new product called FireIce (see full article below), an innovative product that’s nontoxic, biodegradable and effectively snuffs fires out.
Filed under: Wildfires | Tagged: Arnold Schwarzenegger, CalFire, California wildfires, conflagration, environmentally-friendly, fire suppressant, firefighters, FireIce, GelTech Solutions, Peter Cordani, wildfires, wildland fire industry | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 6, 2014 by Envirothink
These solar “supertrees” are part of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay
Editors Note: The following is a guest post from Ruth Harrison-Roberts.
If you’re someone who prefers to live life in an eco-friendly way, you may be wondering how exactly you’ll manage it in Singapore. The city-state is, after all, a very built-up place, with a dense population, busy roads and high-rise buildings dominating the skyline.
However, it was in fact designed as a garden city! You would never consider grouping it in with Letchworth and Welwyn in the UK, but the premise remains the same: soften the urban sprawl by planting trees along the highways and byways and creating parklands. And, this is one of the first things that people tend to notice when they visit Singapore – just how green it looks.
Filed under: Eco-tourism | Tagged: biodegradable bags, eco village, eco-friendly, environmental impact, environmentally-friendly, garden city, Gardens by the Bay, green, green initiatives, green living, recycling, reduced carbon emissions, Singapore, Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group, sustainable energy, sustainable living, sustainable travel, water management | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 8, 2013 by Envirothink
You know what a mess your car can look like when you finally arrive after a long trip. The bug spatter, grime and windshield mess can be pretty nasty. The usual remedies are either take it to the nearest car wash or wash it at home. Both methods rely on harsh chemicals to get the job done.
Don Meyns was frustrated with those solutions. Realizing he needed to develop his own remedy, he set out to create a better, more environmentally friendly way of cleaning cars that wouldn’t be harmful to the paint or finish. After numerous tries, the Love Bug Eraser was born.
To learn more about this versatile and eco-friendly product, go to http://bit.ly/1gnViV1.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: car cleaning, car wash, eco-friendly, environmentally-friendly, Love Bug Eraser | Leave a comment »
Posted on July 1, 2013 by Envirothink
I hate to admit it but I’ve been living with a pollution problem of the indoor type. For the past six years, my guest bedroom has had a seriously musty, moldy smell that no amount of cleaning or room deodorizer could tame. So when I was asked to test a product called Safe T Air, billed as “the solution to indoor air pollution”, I jumped at the chance.
Filed under: Health concerns | Tagged: airborne pathogens, allergic reactions, biodegradable, environmentally-friendly, indoor air pollution, mold, natural, pollution solution, Safe T Air, sick building syndrome, tea tree oil | Leave a comment »